Ade in Britain
Saturday, 7.30pm, BBC Knowledge You may remember Adrian Edmondson as the horribly violent yet hilarious punk Vyvyan from The Young Ones, which aired in the early 1980s. Lets just say age has mellowed him since then. In this series, the affable comedian, actor, writer, musician, television presenter and director is on a journey to rediscover the things that make Britain unique. For heaven’s sake, how unique does one country have to prove itself to be? Edmondson is a great presenter but I’m not sure how interesting Aussies will find his very British adventures in this series. Tonight our man gets stuck in mud, tracks down British traditions in danger of dying out (what is that cobbler’s wheel all about?) and, from the kitchen in his caravan, tries to do justice to some of North Wales’s finest ingredients. Yet while the passions of yesteryear tend to the humdrum, as travel porn, this works brilliantly. Edmondson sets off tonight towing an oldfashioned teardrop caravan behind an ultramodern new Mini. North Wales looks absolutely splendid, especially in stunning aerial footage. The music is all Celtic folk. I thought Massive Attack’s Teardrop would have been perfect.